I am mom to 3 (sweet, crazy, adorable, infuriating) children and wife to the most patient man on the planet. My kiddos are Emma (age 10), Evan (8), Caleb (7). I’m trying to appreciate the calm before the tsunami of hormones hits our home in a few short years.
My husband is Eli. We’ve been married almost 15 years. He is my high school sweetheart.
I’ve wanted to start a blog for awhile now but have hesitated because I am technologically challenged and know very little about blogs/blogging (that’s a ringing endorsement for a blog kick off, huh?). Yet here I am, typing away in my ignorance with confidence that as time goes on I’ll get the hang of this thing. That’s kind of what I do. I jump into things with both feet. Passionate, I like to think. Reckless is probably a more apt description.
We became licensed foster parents almost 4 years ago with nary a clue what we were doing. We have stumbled and learned the whole way.
In 2014 we decided that in addition to being foster parents we were going to add “adoptive parent” to our parenting resume. This is how Caleb came to be a part of our family. Again, jumping blindly into the abyss.
Last year, our son’s biological mom reached out and so began our journey into open adoption. Bam. No idea what I’m doing.
It seems the only thing I’m an expert at is taking leaps of faith. Sometimes I crash and burn, sometimes I soar. This blog has a 50% chance of being really awful..but it could also be really great. I’ll write about being a (foster, adoptive, biological) mom. I’ll toss in a few things from my personal journal I’ve kept throughout our foster care journey. I’ll tell funny stories about my kids (they’re pretty hilarious sometimes). I’ll talk about how God meets me when I walk out into the unknown.
Hopefully I’ll learn how to navigate this blog-world (pictures? quick links? I don’t even know) and encourage you as I go.
So. Here I am. Figuring it out as I go.